How to Activate Siri on iPhone 13: Complete Guide

Here, I will show you how to activate siri on iPhone 13 and other iOS 15 devices in just few steps.

Activating Siri on iPhone 13, 13 pro, and 13 pro max is pretty easy and will allow you to perform several tasks with your voice. You can say hey siri, play music, send a message, open photos, etc.

Siri is a virtaul voice assistant developed by Apple INC supporting iOS, watchOS, macOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and audioOS operating systems. Around more than 500 million people are using Siri to operate their iOS devices with their voice.

If you have just replaced your old iPhone 8 or 8 plus with a new iPhone 13 and want to activate Siri Voice command, then you need to take slightly different steps as iPhone 13 doesn’t have home button.

How to Enable/Activate Siri on iPhone 13? 

Follow the below steps to access Siri on your iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 pro, and 13 pro max –

1. Go to Iphone’s Settings.

2. Scroll down a little and tap on Siri and Search.

3. Turn on Listen for “Hey Siri” option by tapping on the toggle bar.

Enable Siri on iPhone 13
Enable Siri on iPhone 13

4. Next, you will be asked to read 4 to 5 sentences loudly. It helps Siri to remember your voice.

Done, you have successfully activated and set up Siri on your iPhone 13.

Note: To use siri by pressing the side button or when your iPhone is locked, make sure you enable Press Side Button for Siri and Allow Siri When Locked options.

Now, you are ready to start using Siri on your iPhone 13. Just speak “Hey Siri” or press the side button and speak “Hey Siri”. It will wake up Siri to assist you with your voice commands.

How to Set Up Siri on iPhone 13?

After activating Siri on your iPhone 13, there are several configurations you can play with to set up the Siri the way you want.


iPhone 13 Siri is supporting 41 different languages. To select your prefered language, go to iPhone settings > Siri and Search > Language.

Now, siri will response in your chosen language.

Siri Voice

iPhone 13 supports 6 different Siri Voices with two voice varations (Voice 1 and Voice 2). To select your prefered siri voice, go to iPhone Settings > Siri and Search > Siri Voice.

Now, Siri will respond in your chosen voice only.

Siri Responses

Do you want Siri to speak when Silent Mode is on? Go to iPhone Settings > Siri and Search > Siri Responses > Always.

It will enable Siri voice even your iPhone 13 is on the silent mode.

Enable When Silent Mode is Off option to listen Siri response voice when silent mode is off or your iPhone 13 is connected to a Bluetooth or CarPlay.

You can even enable Siri voice captions to see what Siri says on your mobile screen.

Announce Calls

This feature allows Siri to speak names of the callers so that you would have an idea whose calling even without seeing at the iPhone screen.

If you want Siri to announce incoming calls always or when your iPhone is connected to headphones or car, then go to iPhone Settings > Siri and Search > Annouce Calls. Choose your prefered option and Siri will annouce calls accordingly.

So, these were some Siri settings you can play with on your iPhone 13 to customize Siri as per your requirements.

How to Launch Siri on iPhone 13?

To launch Siri on your iPhone 13 and later models –

1. Say “Hey Siri” (Make sure you have enabled Hey Siri).

2. For iPhone with Face ID, press and hold the side button until Siri symbol appears.

3. Ask your query to Siri

Done, Siri will answer your query in possible ways.

Examples What Siri Can Do

Activiating Siri on your iPhone 13, you can perform wide variety of tasks such as –

  • Make Facetime and Phone Calls
  • Send Emals, iMessages, and Text Messages
  • Set Reminders and Calendar Events
  • You can ask Siri to Set Alarm and Timers
  • Get Weather Updates
  • Access Maps and Directions
  • Do Calculations
  • Open Installed Applications
  • Access your iPhone Settings
  • Turn on and off Certain Accessibility Features
  • Do Web Searches
  • Play Musics of Particular Artist or Albums
  • Control Smart Home Devices
  • Operate Third Party Apps (Ex – Skype, Pinterest, PayPal)

List of Devices that Support “Hey Siri”

To access Siri, your iOS device should run on iOS 5 and onward, macOS Sierra and onward, tvOS (all versions), watchOS (all versions), iPadOS operating systems.

Below are the iOS devices that support Siri Voice Assistant –


  • iPhone 6 and later models.


  • AirPods (3rd generation)
  • AirPods Max
  • AirPods Pro
  • AirPods (2nd generation)


  • iPad Air (5th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro (11-inch)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
  • iPad (6th generation) or later

Apple Watch

  • All Apple Watch models


  • All HomePod models


  • MacBook Pro introduced in 2018 or later
  • MacBook Air introduced in 2018 or later
  • iMac Pro
  • iMac introduced in 2020 or later

FAQs on Siri

Does Siri Drain Battery?

Hey Siri is designed to make your life easier by assisting you with several tasks. To perform these tasks,  Siri has to keep working in the background which results into more battery consumption. Even several iPhone 13 users have complained that Siri consumes 30% battery.

Why Siri is not Working on My iPhone 13?

To fix iPhone 13 Siri not working problem, make sure you turned on Listen for “Hey Siri,” Press Home for Siri, and Press Side Button for Siri options. To check it, go to iPhone’s settings > Siri and Search.

How to Reset Siri on My iPhone 13?

To reset siri on your iPhone 13, go to iPhone’s settings > Siri and Search > and turn off Listen for “Hey Siri, now turn it on again. It will reset the Siri and ask you to set up Siri from scratch.

Why Siri isn’t Responding to Me?

If Siri is unable to detect your voice or isn’t responding to you, then try restarting your iOS device or reseting Siri. To reset Siri, go to iPhone’s settings > Siri and Search > and turn off Listen for “Hey Siri, now turn it on again.

Wrapping Up…

Activating Siri digital voice assistant will help people to perform several tasks even if they don’t know how to type their queries. So, if you are the one of these iPhone 13 users, then follow the above steps to learn how to activate Siri on iPhone 13.


Charles Hughes


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